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    Stroke Rehabilitation - Medicines for Stroke Prevention

    Your doctor will probably prescribe several medicines after you have had a stroke. Medicines to prevent blood clots are typically used, because blood clots can cause TIAs and strokes.

    The types of medicines that prevent clotting are:

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    • Anticoagulant medicines.
    • Antiplatelet medicines.

    Cholesterol-lowering and blood-pressure-lowering medicines are also used to prevent TIAs and strokes.

    For more information on medicines prescribed after a stroke, see Stroke.

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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